key points of interest:
coyotes + urban wildlife, historical markers + plaques, histories of oppression, histories of resistance to oppression, mythology + "folklore", memory, souvenirs, propaganda, fraktur, scrimshaw, pioneer flora + fauna, smashed pennies, DIY pedestrain and municipal infrastructures, air/water/soil quality, subterfuge + détournement, trickster archetypes.
Shaun Slifer (b.1979) is an artist, writer, self-taught historian, and museum professional based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work investigates dominant historical narratives in relation to the lived environment. He has a particular interest in history from below, ecology, and surreptitious signage.
Shaun regularly works in collaboration with other artists, non-artists, and in collectively structured groups including the now-disbanded Street Art Workers and the Howling Mob Society, and currently Justseeds Artists' Cooperative (of which he is a founding member) and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (where he is the creative director and exhibition designer).
Shaun has exhibited internationally in a variety of museums, galleries, and nonprofit spaces, as well as non-authorized public settings. He has presented on history, creative practice, and grassroots media at numerous universities and conferences in the United States and Europe.
With roots in Nebraska and Tennessee, he received a BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Watkins College of Art in Nashville in 2003. He has run the Justseeds online store with member/owner Bec Young since 2010.